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Public Engagement Officer at Royal Observatory Edinburgh, STFC

26 Apr 2023 1:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Closing date for applications: 9th May

Public Engagement Officer at Royal Observatory Edinburgh, STFC

Salary: Band C (£25,702) or Band D (£31,931) dependant on skills and experience

Hours: Full-time

Location: Edinburgh

Contract type: Fixed term (14 months)

Start date: June/July

Closing date for applications: 9th May

Interview date: 23rd May


We are excited to invite applications for a 14 month fixed-term maternity cover for Public Engagement Officer at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. This role is an opportunity for someone with a keen interest in engaging diverse audiences with science and technology to join our small team. Two key growth areas for us over the coming year are community partnerships and teacher support. We would be really excited to see applications from individuals with experience in either or both of these areas.


The public engagement team at ROE deliver a vibrant programme of activities both at the observatory and across the city. We aim to share the wonder of the cutting-edge science and technology carried out by STFC with as wide an audience as possible, giving particular focus to reaching groups who are currently underserved and underrepresented within STEM.


ROE is at the forefront of astronomical research and technology and hosts nearly 240 staff and students. It encompasses two organisations; the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC), one of four national labs of STFC, and Edinburgh University’s Institute for Astronomy (IfA) and we work closely with this expertise to define and deliver our programme.


More detailed information about Royal Observatory Edinburgh’s public engagement work can be seen on our website. We organise our work across four general strands; schools, communities, general public and staff support. The successful candidate will be work across all four areas with a particular focus on our local schools and communities work.


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